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Grateful Dead Live at Spartan Stadium - San Jose State University on 1979-04-22




Set 1

Jack Straw
Tennessee Jed
Mama Tried ->
Mexicali Blues
Sugaree
New Minglewood Blues
Brown Eyed Women
Looks Like Rain
Stagger Lee
Passenger
Deal

Set 2

I Need A Miracle ->
Bertha ->
Good Lovin'
Scarlet Begonias ->
Fire On The Mountain
Estimated Prophet ->
He's Gone ->
Drums ->
The Other One ->
Wharf Rat ->
Around And Around

Encore
U.S. Blues
Shakedown Street


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Date April 22, 1979
Venue Spartan Stadium - San Jose State University
Location San Jose, CA

Source 2 Sony ECM-270s> Sony TC-D5 (2 Maxell UD XL-IIs + 1 TDK SA-90)
Lineage Master played back on Nak Dragon> Grace Lunatec V3 (24/96)> Digital Audio Labs Card Deluxe> Adobe Audition 2.0> (dither/downsample)> FLAC encoding
Taped by Mark Severson
Transferred by David Minches


Notes

* [12:21 - 13:10] patched from source (12001): SBD MC>C>DAT>CDR>WAV>SHN equalized to match audience master

Reviews

Reviewer: JeffHippyGray - - January 15, 2014
Subject: Nice To Get Again
Nice To Hear A Clean Recording Of This Landmark Show.I've Had This Show On Cassette Since The 90's,But It Was Hissy.I was Reading Dark Star & This Show Came Back To My Attention.Your Recording I Like Alot.Last Time I Saw Brent Play Was 4th Of July 1990 Sandstone Amp,Bonner Springs Kansas.Brent Was Relentless.It Was 105 Degrees That Day.God Bless Brent,Thanks For The Sounds,Later Peace Out!!!
Reviewer: lardo38 - - July 24, 2010
Subject: brents first
not only is this a great sounding recording, it was Brent's first gig with the band, you can tell they're testing him out, and he SHINES as he always will, miss Brents voice...
Reviewer: khataroo - - April 10, 2010
Subject: A Monumental Day in my Life
Not only was this a fun show, it was a show that I met some people who are still dear friends to this day. I bought a counterfeit ticket and Bill Graham was by the door when I arrived and he saw what was going down and he let me in anyways. We made these beautiful rose wreaths for out heads. The whole day was one I will always remember fondly.
Reviewer: cousinkix1953 - - January 9, 2010
Subject: I was there too
Spartan Stadium was just too close to the runways at SJC airport just a few blocks away. We hated the low flying jet airliners trying to drown out the music Yes we did get some sprinkles during Looks Like Rain.

We went to that show in Watsonville too. A friend of mine was running the show for the now defunct Northern Stage Co. So we got VIP seating right in front of Dan Healy's soundboard.
Reviewer: kneadles1 - - December 16, 2009
Subject: First Brent Show!
Remember it well....waited in line for 7 hours with friends and had a blast. It tried to rain before Looks Like Rain, and actually did either then or during Bertha. Great Show, Good time.
Reviewer: Sedula - - August 6, 2009
Subject: How Did He Do that? Part 2
Mama Tried--> Mexicali was a standard (and quite poor) song selection. Why would it be psychic to call Mexicali after Mama Tried?? It is almost a no brainer if you've listened to The Dead long enough.
Reviewer: tidesturnednow - - May 15, 2009
Subject: How'd he do that?
Great show, perhaps a little slow-paced between songs, but what a setlist! Check out the voice at the end of Tennessee Jed. It seems like (unless the guy had the setlist in front of him) that he listens to the tuning and knows the next song will be Mama Tried and if you listen further, he calls the NEXT song Mexicali!? I listened, but can't clue in to what notes he heard. Was this guy psychic?
Reviewer: Karleskind - - May 15, 2009
Subject: Remember it well!
What a trip, I remember this concert. It was threatening to rain right before Weir broke into Looks Like Rain. I was 18 years old, what a long strange trip...
Reviewer: steve wojtak - - May 12, 2008
Subject: TO: hlj1450
Yea, that was a great show...25 years....Hard to believe we've had fun all these years..and continue to have. We're gettin old but damn, what fun! Go to dead.net, look at my profile, NYsteve...got pics of the Watsonville show posted there. Peace
Reviewer: hjl1450 - - May 9, 2008
Subject: Right On!
I have also been waiting for this show for a long time! Great work!

Hey Steve, I was at the Santa Cruz show you reviewed from 9/24/83...actually the Santa Cruz Fairgrounds in Watsonville...

Dust filled September almost 25 years ago! Hard to believe.
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